Entries in poetry (13)


Women of Appalachia Project 

I'm very pleased to announce that I'll be part of the Women of Appalachia Project with the first event at the Downtown Library at WVU on September 30, 2017, 1-3 PM. I'll be sharing three poems, and my good friend Natalie Sypolt will be reading fiction. 


Grier School and Graduation

A BIG THANK YOU to Kara Lawler and the lovely young women at the Grier School for Girls, for an engaging afternoon of poetry and writing discussion in their newly redecorated coffee barn. I forgot to take pictures this go-round, but here is one from a past visit:

Coffee Barn at the Grier School.

It is also graduation weekend at WVU. I just wanted to say congrats to all my students and advisees walking in this weekend's ceremony. Good luck to you all!


Reading at California University of Pennsylvania

Thanks to the good folks at CALU for inviting me to read on April 1th. I read in their lovely chapel. And the chips and salsa afterward was another lovely treat!

Upcoming readings include Parkersburg April 22 and 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown May 27.


A night at the West Virginia Folklife Center

Friday night fun: Natalie Sypolt, Dominique Bruno and I hopped in the car and headed to the West Virginia Folklife Center where our friend and WV poet laureate Marc Harshman was being honored, along with the musician Bill Stalnaker (Bill, thanks for the T-Bone Walker and all the rest!)

We also took in a very cool folklife botany exhibit, and saw a Doug Van Gundy poem on display.


New book by poet Karen Craigo

You can pre-order Karen Craigo's new book